Basic Islamic Principles
He is One and the Only One. He is not
two in one or three in one. This means that Islam rejects
the idea of trinity or such a unity of God which implies
more than one God in one.
Oneness of mankind:
People are created
equal in front of the Law of God. There is no superiority
for one race over another. God made us of different
colors, nationalities, languages and beliefs so as to test
who is going to be better than others. No one can claim
that he is better than others. It is only God Who knows
who is better. It depends on piety and righteousness.
Oneness of Messengers and the Message:
Muslims believe that God sent different messengers
throughout the history of mankind. All came with the same
message and the same teachings. It was the people who
misunderstood and misinterpreted them. Muslims believe in
Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Ismail, Jacob, Moses, David, Jesus,
and Muhammad. The Prophets of Christianity and Judaism are
indeed the Prophets of Islam.
Angels and the Day of Judgment:
believe that there are unseen creatures such as angels
created by God in the universe for special missions.
Muslims believe that there is a Day of Judgment when all
people of the world throughout the history of mankind till
the last day of life on earth, are to be brought for
accounting, reward and punishment.
Innocence of Man at Birth:
that people are born free of sin. It is only after they
reach the age of puberty and it is only after they commit
sins that they are to be charged for their mistakes. No
one is responsible for or can take the responsibility for
the sins of others. However, the door of forgiveness
through true repentance is always open.
State and Religion:
Muslims believe that
Islam is a total and a complete way of life. It
encompasses all aspects of life. As such, the teachings of
Islam do not separate religion from politics. As a matter
of fact, state and religion are under the obedience of
Allah through the teachings of Islam. Hence, economic and
social transactions, as well as educational and political
systems are also part of the teachings of Islam.